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The Referral Mechanism against Domestic Violence in Albania

Friday, December 20, 2019

More than half of municipalities in Albania have a dedicated mechanism that aims to protect and support survivors of domestic and gender-based violence. It is composed of a team of community professionals who have institutional responsibility to respond and address the various needs of survivors of domestic violence.

#Artivism for gender equality

Thursday, November 14, 2019

These 25 art pieces celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the most visionary agenda for women`s rights. The art pieces were part of the #Artivism for Gender Equality exhibition, displayed during the Beijing+25 Regional Review Meeting from Geneva, on 29-30 October 2019. The art pieces highlight struggles for gender equality and women’s rights in Europe, the United States of America, Canada, the Caucasus and Central Asia countries. This exhibition was conceptualized by Women`s Major Group and UN Women Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia.

Photo Essay: The story of Delal, an eight years journey from Syria to Turkey

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Escaping from the war in Syria, Delal Şubek moved to Turkey eight years ago together with her husband and five children. We met Delal at the UN Women`s SADA Women’s Empowerment and Solidarity Center in Gaziantep in the southeast of Turkey, where she was taking vocational training. Together with Delal, we took a back-in-time journey to explore her eight years in Gaziantep-Turkey.

Synergy between institutions provides a better future for survivors of violence

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Esmeralda, Luisita and Vjola are active young women helping other women to have a life of dignity and freedom. They represent some of the institutions that are part of the Referral Mechanism in the municipality of Kamza, Albania.

Changing the Rules of the Game: Innovating the Way to Equality

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Across Europe and Central Asia, women are industry leaders, innovators, activists and social entrepreneurs. Each day, they bring their ideas and their hearts into transforming our world through the empowerment of women and girls. They are changing the ways business is conducted, cities are built, services are delivered. Their way is a smart, sustainable one, and in sharing some of their inspiring stories, we salute their ingenuity and courage.

Five innovations that have advanced women’s rights

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

From the internet to the bicycle, here are just a handful of innovations we take for granted today that have shaped the lives of women and girls worldwide.

Left behind no more: UN Women addresses inequalities women face in Ukraine

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

In addition to suffering from discrimination directed against them as women, certain groups of women also face discrimination in connection with their ethnic identity, disability, age, internally displaced person status and other factors. Such discrimination affects women and men to a different degree and in a different way.

Key results of the 16 Days of Activism campaign in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

In Bosnia and Herzegovina, an Orange public bus has visited 8 towns during 16 days and traced the most frequently taken public transportation routes for eight hours per day, giving free rides to passengers while engaging them in a conversation with service providers about the elimination of violence against women.

Albania pioneers advancing women's participation in peace and security

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

On 11 September 2018 Albania adopted the country’s first National Action Plan (NAP) for the implementation of the UN Security Council resolution (UNSCR) 1325 on Women, Peace and Security after two years of intensive work by the government, civil society and international partners. We recently spoke to the government and civil society representatives who have contributed greatly into the development and adoption of the NAP about how this plan will contribute to the life of women and girls in the country.

Photo Essay: How gender-responsive budgeting is advancing gender equality in Albania

Thursday, August 30, 2018

In Albania, UN Women is working to make gender equality central to planning and budgeting for national development and EU integration. When it comes to applying gender-responsive budgeting in public finance, the country is recognized as a regional leader.

Photo Essay: One woman’s journey to find hope in Turkey, after escaping Syria

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Menal Suleyman, at the age of thirty, is a mother of three, a widow, and a refugee from Syria. Fleeing the violence in Syria, Suleyman has found a new life, and hope, in Turkey, assisted by the “SADA Women-only Centre”, a UN Women-led project in Gaziantep.

Dads from Moldova: A photo exhibit that challenges stereotypes, showing men alone with their kids

Thursday, April 26, 2018

In Moldova, widespread patriarchal attitudes and gender-based stereotypes perpetuate the idea that women are responsible for child and home care, with fathers expected to be breadwinners. To challenge this widespread notion, the Embassy of Sweden organised in partnership with the UN in Moldova the photo exhibition Dads from Moldova and Sweden.

Photo Essay: Moldovan woman councillor challenges gender stereotypes in education and opens up new opportunities for girls and women

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Svetlana Mantea is a local councillor and history teacher in Cobâlea, Șoldănești, a village of about 2000 inhabitants, located 120 kilometers north of Moldova`s capital, Chisinau. Feeling empowered, having participated in a UN Women-supported National Mentorship Programme for Women Councillors called Inspir-o!, Mantea was promoted to School Director. She soon started working with students, teachers and parents to challenge gender stereotypes in education, opening up new opportunities for both girls and boys.

Infographics: How women and men participate in politics and decision-making in Moldova

Thursday, January 11, 2018

These infographics are based on the Gender Barometer research, the first comprehensive study of its kind to provide insight into women’s and men’s participation in politics and decision-making in the Republic of Moldova. First launched in 2006, and later in 2016, it allows for comparing and analyzing participation of women and men in politics and decision-making in the last decade.

Photo Essay: Women with disabilities across Europe and Central Asia break stereotypes and build resilience

Friday, December 1, 2017

Women with disabilities face significant obstacles – both in public and private spheres – in accessing adequate health, education, vocational training and employment. UN Women advocates for the rights of women with disabilities across the Europe and Central Asia region and makes sure to address the intersectionality of gender and disability in the national dialogue.

Infographics: Conflict-related sexual violence survivors' rights under the legislative framework in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

UN Women, together with UNFPA, UNDP and IOM, recently published a research report about the socio-economic obstacles faced by conflict-related sexual violence survivors in Bosnia and Herzegovina. This infographics demonstrate the research findings.

Photo Essay: Rural women across Europe and Central Asia empower their communities despite challenges

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Across Europe and Central Asia, UN Women aims to accelerate rural women's economic empowerment. Here are a few examples of how we empower rural women in the region.

Infographics: New law on "Local Government Finance" in Albania with a specific focus on gender equality

Friday, September 15, 2017

In May 2017, the Government of Albania introduced a new law on “Local Government Finance” with a specific focus on advancing gender equality in national and local budgeting and policy making.

Infographics: Women and Girl Asylum Seekers in the European Union

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Infographics on Women and Girl Asylum Seekers in the European Union.

Infographics - Gaps in Response to Violence Against Women and Girls

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Infographics on Gaps in Response to Violence Against Women and Girls by Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Turkey

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